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Last updated: 04/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Our private family estate is a beautiful, large single story home situated on 5 acres with amazing panoramic views of the East Bay from the Peninsula. Portola Valley is the Californian version of Tuscany with expansive views of rolling hills, sun-drenched vineyards, tall redwood trees.

This is a secure, fenced in, dog-friendly property situated on a private cul-de-sac behind an automated gate with a small vineyard, horse stable, private pool, spa facilities and private gym with yoga or exercise studio. Comfortably and elegantly furnished with a rustic flair.

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area in the heart of Silicon Valley, off of Highway 280, minutes from Highway 101, downtown Palo Alto and the Stanford University campus. We often bike to Stanford and to downtown Palo Alto. Available immediately for summer, Fall or long term rentals. We have a one week minimum for rentals and the property is ideal for family reunions, or retreats. Ideal for large families.

There are running, cycling, horseback riding trails right out the driveway as well as great restaurants, coffee shops and upscale supermarkets in town. We have a small kitchen garden with lettuce and other in season vegetables, all organic.

Electricity, water, and wireless charges included. Weekly housekeeper, gardener, and landscape maintenance included and provided weekly. Our property manager will take care of moving the garbage and recyclables for weekly collection as well as any maintenance issues that might arise in our absence.

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Keywords: Spa, Estate, Villa, Private, View

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Estate
  • 6000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Responsible party must be 25 years or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master bath: toilet, tub, shower, bidet

    View tub and steam shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    This bath is shared by two guest rooms...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    Toilet off of yoga room...moreless

  • Gym bath with sauna and steamroom: toilet, shower

    Gym bath includes dry sauna and steam room...moreless

  • Shared bath: toilet, shower

    This bath is shared by two guest rooms...moreless

  • Cottage bath: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Half bath: toilet

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Private view estate close to extensive mountain biking, hiking, and equestrian trails. Includes private garden, small vineyard. Spa theme includes separate gym, sauna and yoga studio. Wireless internet throughout property (dual redundant systems)....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Situated in the Coast Range foothills. Ridge line across bay includes Mount Hamilton and Mount Diablo. ...moreless

  • Water View:

    San Francisco Bay surrounded by mountains. Includes overlook of Silicon Valley and Stanford....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Multiple dining areas including dining table for 12, kitchen table for about 12, bar seating and outdoor tables...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Espresso machine, single serve coffee makers, drip and so on...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully equipped main kitchen. Dishes and utensils also available in gym and cottage....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Fully equipped main kitchen. Dishes and utensils also available in gym and cottage....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Two dishwashers in main kitchen. One dishwasher in gym kitchen....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Two kitchens in main house (1 main kitchen + 1 kitchen for gym and pool). Additional small kitchenette in cottage....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwaves in all kitchens...moreless

  • Oven:

    Two traditional ovens in main kitchen....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Yes...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Two refrigerators in main kitchen. One refrigerator in gym kitchen. One refrigerator in cottage....moreless

  • Stove:

    Large stove in main kitchen. Small stove in cottage....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Yes...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Two electric bikes plus others...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Easter
Mar 15 - Apr 15
7 night min stay

$15,050
Graduation
Jun 10 - Jun 24
7 night min stay

$15,050
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$10,150 $37,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 04/24/2016
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Location

25 Miles
Nearest Airport
SFO and SJC
3.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Stanford Golf Course
6 Miles
Nearest Train
Cal Train - Palo Alto
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 280
1.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Portola Kitchen
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
Half Moon Bay

Car: Necessary

In the country side of Silicon Valley, Portola Valley is a perfect get-away: nestled in the foothills close to Stanford University, Palo Alto, the Sand Hill VCs, the rest of Silicon Valley including premiere hiking, biking and running routes that overlook San Francisco Bay and the Pacific. From here it is an easy peaceful drive to San Jose / new stadium (south) and San Francisco / America's Cup (north) along design-winning Highway 280. You can get to Stanford University and the CalTrain station by driving about 10 minutes due east.

This magical home is perfect for family gatherings (special permission required for weddings and large parties); as there are plenty of private outdoor and indoor spaces for sitting, dancing and relaxing. It is located at the top of the hill of a quiet cul de sac street with connected running trails throughout the most peaceful and private portions of Portola Valley. Often you see deer, hawks and other wildlife. It is a couple minutes down the hill to local Portola Valley shopping (e.g., Bianchini's Market in Ladera Shopping Center to the left and Robert's Market to the right).

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1992

About the owner: I'm Jack and my partner, Leigh, and I want to share our home with people who will appreciate it's unique beauty and serenity. I am an IP attorney teaching internationally. Leigh is a Stanford Ph.D and entrepreneur. We are both early stage venture investors and love to see the world.

Why the Owner Chose Ladera, CA, USA:
This property has exceptional privacy in an ideal location within minutes of Stanford University as well as the rest of Silicon Valley including the Google, Apple and Facebook campus.

The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
We love to exercise outdoors, have our privacy, and commune with nature. This property is perfect for all of that. Late Spring, Summer and Fall months bring beautiful, hot sunny weather without humidity so it's the perfect time to visit and see the Bay Area at its' best.


Contact us

Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • Entry with big oak and main house on right

    Entry with big oak and main house on right

  • Better photography from someone else nearby

    Better photography from someone else nearby

  • Pool

    Pool

  • Grill with rotisserie, fire pit and hot tub next to gym and pool

    Grill with rotisserie, fire pit and hot tub next to gym and pool

  • Dining room

    Dining room

  • Steinway

    Steinway

  • Master bed (McCrausky California King) with window seat. Garden/fountain views.

    Master bed (McCrausky California King) with window seat. Garden/fountain views.

  • Master bath with steam shower and oversize tub (toilet and bidet not shown)

    Master bath with steam shower and oversize tub (toilet and bidet not shown)

  • Seating area off of main deck

    Seating area off of main deck

  • Guest bed (queen)

    Guest bed (queen)

  • Fully equipped gym with steam room, sauna, separate kitchen, big TV and seating

    Fully equipped gym with steam room, sauna, separate kitchen, big TV and seating

  • Cottage bed

    Cottage bed

  • My pathetic attempt to shoot the view from one of our decks

    My pathetic attempt to shoot the view from one of our decks

  • Another swell view shot showing Stanford's Hoover Tower

    Another swell view shot showing Stanford's Hoover Tower

  • Fire pit, hot tub and seating

    Fire pit, hot tub and seating

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Seating area with fireplace and Steinway piano

    Seating area with fireplace and Steinway piano

  • Back Garden

    Back Garden

  • View from Window Seat

    View from Window Seat

  • Fountain path

    Fountain path

  • Guest bed (queen) with fireplace and view windows (south bay).  Bath not shown.

    Guest bed (queen) with fireplace and view windows (south bay). Bath not shown.

  • Guest bed (queen)

    Guest bed (queen)

  • Unattached guest cottage with panoramic view and fireplace (1 BR/BA and kitchen)

    Unattached guest cottage with panoramic view and fireplace (1 BR/BA and kitchen)

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 04/24/2016
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